How old is Bharat and why it survived while almost all the similar regions lost its territory and people? The root word Bha means Knowledge and rathi means lover. So etymologically, the word Bharat means "the lover of knowledge". Rig Veda make reference of the sacred land Bharath, So the popular belief that Vishnu Purana is the earliest reference on Bharath is wrong; the word Bharath is much older than the Puranic age and King Bharatha. View the video and be proud of the legend of Bharath.
The Sacred land of ours, Bharath is as ancient as Vedas. Dr. R L Kashyap a self-made scholar of Vedic literature answers all the doubt an ordinary Indian can have about origin of Bharat and explore the features that contribute to the culture of the land. Dr. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He has his Master's degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D from Harvard University. His contribution in the field of science is well recognized. He is also a recipient of many International awards in the field of Indian philosophical studies. In 2003 he has received Vedanga Vidvan award instituted by Maharshi Sandipani Vedavidya Pratishthan (Ujjain), an autonomous body of HRD, Govt. of India and 'Jnana Keerti' award instituted by Harsha Kriya Foundation, Bangalore.